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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 167): 2012 Year in Review – What We Did and Didn’t Like

In episode 167 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and his rag-tag band of panelists, discuss:


  • Which 2012 Debut work (movie/short story/book) most impressed you?
  • Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to, delivered on your expectations and why?
  • Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to failed miserably and why?
  • Which 2012 movies disappointed and why?
  • Which 2012 movies most impressed you and why?

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TOC: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories No.12′ Edited by Tom Roberts

Black Dog Press has the table of contents for Windy City Pulp Stories No.12, a book (with cover art by Stockton Mulford) celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Carter and Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most popular creations. It contains mostly non-fiction, including four newly discovered articles by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself.

Here’s the table of contents
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 117): Panel Discussion – Is Mars Cursed?

In episode 117 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks a panel of SF Signal Contributors: Is Mars cursed?

This week’s panel:

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Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘John Carter’

Disney has released the first 10 minutes of John Carter, Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars…watch it right here…
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[GUEST POST] L.B. Gale on “John Carter” and Ripoffs

L.B. Gale is a literacy specialist in New York City. She studied comparative mythology and fantasy fiction for her Master’s degree at the University of Chicago. She writes articles on both analyzing and creating speculative fiction at www.lbgale.com.

Dancing with Avatars on Mars: On John Carter and Ripoffs

Harold Bloom is a Yale literary critic and a crank. I have no doubt that he would consider Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom series to be popular culture trash, and I have even less doubt that he’d look down on Disney’s attempt to translate Burrough’s saga to the screen. Nonetheless, Harold Bloom is famous for a theory that helps explain the most perplexing tidbit emerging from the pre-release buzz surrounding Disney’s John Carter-the fact that the John Carter stories were both original and incredibly influential, and yet John Carter is already being lambasted for ripping off the very stories that likely ‘ripped off’ A Princess of Mars in the first place.
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VIDEO: A John Carter Primer – Everything You Need to Know Before Seeing the Disney Film

You may recall Larry Ketchersid‘s awesome John Carter Primer that appeared in these pages not too long ago. Larry did a great job and John Joseph Adams took notice.

John has just released a new Barsoom anthology called Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom. On March 6th, The New York Review of Science Fiction reading series is holding an event to celebrate its release: A Journey to Barsoom.

John asked Larry is he would be interested in putting together a video version of his awesome primer to show at the event. Larry was more than happy to do so.

Here is the result…
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Watch John Carter Fight White Apes in This 5-Minute Clip

OK, now I’m really intrigued…

YouTube version after the jump
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Fan-Made ‘John Carter’ Trailer Puts Official Trailers to Shame

A fan (way to go, Mike!) took re-cut the many officially released John Carter trailers and put one together that tells the story (adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs first novel A Princess of Mars) better than they did.

Really looking forward to the release!
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A Dumbed-Down Trailer for ‘John Carter’

Disney has released a new, simplified version of the trailer for John Carter, the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars that hits theaters March 9th.